Joe Kubert, the DC Comics artist who started a school to train future illustrators, has died at age 85, a school official said Monday.
When DC Comics relaunched its fictional world from scratch last fall, some aspects of the DC mythos temporarily fell by the wayside, such as the notion of parallel worlds featuring different versions of the company's iconic heroes.
Comic book fans aren't the only ones expected to assemble in theaters Friday.
Neil Curry tests the athletic abilities of Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk at the European premiere of "The Avengers".
Like most of us, you've probably heard of graphic novels -- but haven't read too many. Here are four new titles (plus one classic) that make you think, feel and daydream just like any other book.
Joe Simon, the co-creator of star-spangled comic book hero Captain America, has died at 98, his family announced.
Cartoonist Jerry Robinson, who worked on the earliest Batman comics and claimed credit for creating the super-villain The Joker, died Thursday at the age of 89, his family confirmed.
Someone out there just leapt all comic book purchase price records in a single bound.
CNN's Nadia Bilchik and T.J. Holmes discuss a man who wants to be Superman and surgery in Seoul.
Stealth helicopters zoom toward a mystery compound in northern Pakistan, intent on capturing or killing the most wanted man in the world. Under cover of night they reach their target, but within moments one chopper is down and the mission is in jeopardy.
Don't share with Barnes & Noble, and you'll face the book behemoth's wrath. One week after DC Comics handed over exclusive digital rights for some of its comic books to Amazon, B&N fired back by yanking physical copies of those books off its store shelves.
The comic book superhero goes multicultural in Marvel comics' Ultimate Universe series.
In the Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics, Peter Parker -- the original alter ego of Spider-Man -- is dead, and his replacement is a half-African-American, half-Latino teenager named Miles Morales.
A comic book chronicling the life of Prince Harry of Wales will be released in late August, publishers announced Thursday.
Move over Green Lantern. The subject of Bluewater Productions' next comic book is tall, flame-haired and a heck of a lot funnier.
Move over, baseball. The coolest new trading cards feature a "Geek a Week."
Liz Lee is not your typical MTV reality show star. As friend Jake Fogelnest puts it, "While (the "Jersey Shore" cast) is out fist-pumping, Liz is in her dorm room watching Netflix."
When Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told CNN in December that "something new" would come out of the recent death of the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, he wasn't kidding.
Check out the royals on this special edition comic book to commemorate their wedding
What would truly delight the geek in your life? It's nearly impossible to know if you don't share his or her peculiar tastes.
"Hello 'true believers,' this is Stan Lee," said the world-renowned comic book creator as he filmed a video segment for CNN.com. His booming voice and magnetic demeanor made jaws drop and eyes widen everywhere in the room.
For the better part of a decade, superheroes on the big screen have been big business ("Iron Man 2" the most recent example). On TV, however, keeping audiences coming back each week for the exploits of those with superpowers has been a far trickier task. It's been a long time since "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Greatest American Hero" hit prime time.
Can't get enough of Mark Zuckerberg? Well, if the upcoming movie "The Social Network" doesn't sate your desire for the Facebook founder, he's slated to star in his own comic book come December.
A gunshot echoes across the stadium as a robot bird, carrying a gold ring in its talons, swoops through the air, hotly pursued by a cast of falcons.
In just a few short months, Apple's iPad has become a popular mobile tool for web surfing, watching TV and reading electronic books. But its biggest impact may come in a lesser-known area of multimedia: digital comics.
For 34 years, she has obsessed about food, relationships, work, and her mother -- but now Cathy the comic-strip character is about to say goodbye.
"I read very few books without pictures of men in tights in them," he tells PEOPLE of his love of comics
Fans flock to the 2010 kick off of Comic-Con.
Only at San Diego Comic-Con, the annual gathering of self-proclaimed fanboys and fangirls, can an early screening of a movie feel like a rock concert, and then literally become one.
While the latest movie releases might be the most visible part of the annual San Diego Comic-Con, the comic books themselves certainly haven't been lost in the shuffle.
Celebrities of all stripes attend San Diego Comic-Con 2010. CNN iReporters take you up-close to the stars.
Everyone from "Twilight Moms" to "Family Guy" fans is waiting in line at Comic-Con. This nearly 40-year-old convention is mainly devoted to comic books, and it was sold out before the exhibitors and speakers were even announced this year. Why are so many people there?
HBO's "True Blood" is already in its third season and it is one of the most watched shows on cable. The last show on HBO to garner as large an audience was "The Sopranos."
CNN's K.J. Matthews talks to "True Blood" creator Alan Ball and gets a sneak peek at the new comic book.
There are typically two types of comic book movies -- movies like "Ghost Rider" and movies like "Batman Begins."
Josh Brolin talks about working with John Malkovich and Megan Fox in his new movie "Jonah Hex."
The upcoming biography, Fame: David Beckham, features a well-drawn version of the athlete
The comic strip was originally called Sick Sick Sick, but it wasn't about ghouls or horror or any of that "Tales from the Crypt"-type stuff.
Superheroes inspired by Islam are fighting evil and taking on the world in comic books and a new animated series. Schams Elwazer reports.
Kuwaiti publisher Naif al-Mutawa is having a week even his comic book superheroes might envy.
But don't look for Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter to follow her parents into music
The comic debut of Superman has sold for an out-of-this-world price.
There's a multi-million-dollar battle brewing between superheroes.
Spider-Man's alter ego cannot escape the harsh realities of the current economic times and will lose his job in an issue of the Amazing Spider-Man hitting stores this week.
The Dark Knight may be Superman's next greatest nemesis, after Lex Luthor.
Since he started selling comic books at age 16, Vincent Zurzolo had only dreamt of selling a million-dollar comic book.
In the same way some nerdy leading men have become definitions of cool (see: Michael Cera), graphic novels have also gotten a little Hollywood glitter on their previously geeky reputation.
Berkeley Breathed answers the door to his Santa Barbara home, a tall, slender figure in suede cowboy boots.
Mika knows how to dress for the occasion.
Singer Mika talks to CNN's Shanon Cook about his new album and why it's good to divide opinion.
Tyrese Gibson is far from the first singer to make the transition from music to movies. However, the "Transformers" star is blazing a whole new trail with his latest crossover venture.
Investigators in Colorado say they have broken up a massive methamphetamine ring in the Denver area that distributed pounds of the dangerous drug every week and laundered the profits using collectible comic books.
El dibujante argentino Sergio Carrera encuentra un nuevo espacio para llegar a los lectores. Informe de CNN, Javier Doberti (4 de agosto)
Are comics made to be read on cell phones, Kindles and iPods the new pulp of pop culture?
Having to wear a skintight catsuit for the camera intimidated the shapely star
Imagine taking the best characters and elements of your favorite fictional universe and weaving them into a new story that captures the imagination of fans.
Perhaps he should be called Captain Phoenix?
America faces an economic calamity. Trouble brews in faraway lands.
Today's superheroes originated during tough times -- the '30s and '40s. CNN's Douglas Hyde looks at a new exhibit.
Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.
Racist, unfunny, hilarious, confusing, lame.
A New York Post cartoon Wednesday drew fire from civil rights activist Al Sharpton and others who say the drawing invokes historically racist images in suggesting an ape wrote President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.
The patriot's patriot has recruited army volunteers, starred in his own comic book, and on Nov. 4 he will ask you to vote.
George S. Patton did not like Willie and Joe.
The best-selling author is previewing his new book with a video–comic book adaptation, available online
A Kuwait-based entrepreneur wants to expand the reach of his Islamic comic-book series -- and its positive Muslim role models
The nickname was meant as a joke, a little needle from Marvel Comics mainstay Stan Lee to artist Jack Kirby.
Dear FSB: I have an idea for a new cartoon. How do I pitch the idea to the big companies? What will I need for the pitch?
Writer Brian K. Vaughan, whose comic series "Y: The Last Man' ends this week, talks to CNN about his favorite comics.
Who was the real Charles M. Schulz?
Last week was a very good week for corrupt politicians, dirtbag dictators, pompous preachers, deadbeat dads, corporate suits, bloated bureaucrats and hypocrites from all walks of life.
As part of its in-depth look at modern Russia, CNN talks to the people who are influencing and changing contemporary Russian society, as well as those who live with these changes.
Spider-Man, as any comic book fan knows, isn't the most powerful superhero. He can't push planets around like DC Comics' Superman (owned by Time Warner, parent of Fortune and CNNMoney.com). He's j...
He fought and triumphed over Hitler, Tojo, international Communism and a host of supervillains, but he could not dodge a sniper's bullet.
Look! At that bookstore. It's a political suspense author. It's a superhero comic book writer. It's Brad Meltzer.
Kathy Kane's return as a socialite-turned-caped-crusader might not draw much attention outside the comic book world, but Batwoman's other secret is causing quite a fuss.
Bombs burst. Tongues of flame split the predawn darkness. People in bomber jackets, clutching weapons, lurk in the shadows. Then a barrel-chested man in black edges forward and, in a thick Israeli ...
You can't please everybody, but Frank Rizzo tries.
Stephan Pastis knows his comic strip, "Pearls Before Swine," can be a little dark at times. But it's not like that outlook is anything new, he says.
"It is just amazing how parochial Americans are," I heard a voice just in front of me say. "Amazing," agreed another.
It's been five years since Chris Ware put out "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth."
Superman is back.
Another weekend, another comic book-inspired film. This time around it's "Fantastic Four."
"Sin City," adapted from three hardboiled comic books by the renowned graphic novelist Frank Miller, is without doubt the most visually stunning live action transfer of the comic book format to the big screen ever made.
Kryptonite may hurt Superman, but it wasn't able to defeat the company that publishes his comic books in a federal court case.
Smart viewers of The WB's premiere of its new drama "Jack & Bobby" will be in place a minute early on Sunday evening to listen right from the 9 p.m. ET open and pick up some of the slickest subtleties of the hour.
An exhibit titled "Campaigns, Conventions and Cartoons" at Boston's Suffolk University features original works by the nation's top political cartoonists.
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